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‘Wendell & Wild’: Release Date, Trailer, Cast & More

Time to get wild with 'Wendell & Wild'

kat in wendell & wild

The chokehold that A Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Coraline (2009) still have on pop culture is strong. If Henry Selick never did anything again, he’d still be remembered. Folks still cherish stop-motion animated films because they’re truly something else. And this style of filmmaking isn’t a regular occurrence. Which is why it’s special when a new one comes out—especially in the fantasy or horror spaces. And with Wendell & Wild (2022) centering around a Black protagonist and having a loaded cast, we’re in for a real treat. Plus any horror that involves Jordan Peele is bound to be good. Yes, I’m a major fan.

Wendell & Wild Release Date and Plot

Official plot:

“Two scheming demon brothers, Wendell and Wild (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele), enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot (Lyric Ross) to summon them to the Land of the Living.”

– Netflix

Horror comedies can be hit or miss. Though, with Jordan Peele being a co-screenwriter and a comedian, we know exactly what we’re going to get. Having a Black lead in a film like this is major as well. And the plot is pretty original when it all boils down.

Release date: September 11th (TIFF), October 21st (Limited theater release), and October 28th (Netflix)

Wendell & Wild Trailers

Wendell & Wild Cast

  • Keegan-Michael Key as Wendell
  • Jordan Peele as Wild
  • Lyric Ross as Kat Elliot
  • Angela Bassett as Sister Helley
  • James Hong as Father Bests
  • Sam Zelaya as Raul
  • Tamara Smart as Siobhan
  • Seema Virdi as Sloane
  • Ramona Young as Sweetie
  • Ving Rhames as Buffalo Belzer
  • Michele Mariana as Sister Daley / Sister Chinstrap

Official clip

Look at Kat (Lyric Ross)’s determined face, she looks so cute. And not to mention alt Black girls? Hell yes!

(featured image: Netflix)

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Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer Blerd and contributing writer for The Mary Sue. She first started writing for digital magazines in 2018 and her articles have appeared in Pink Advocate (defunct), The Gay Gaze (defunct), Dread Central and more. She primarily writes about movies, TV, and anime. Efforts to make her stop loving complex/villainous characters or horror as a genre will be futile.